Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar showed on Monday night why he’s still among the game’s best defensive players. With the Jays up 3-2 in the top of the sixth inning, Mookie Betts led off by drilling a 92 MPH two-seam fastball from Marcus Stroman into right-center field. Pillar gave chase and, as he has become known for doing, left his feet entirely to dive and make the catch before the ball hit the ground. Pillar’s momentum took him right into the fence.
We’ve seen some legendary grabs this season — Austin Jackson’s comes to mind — but this ranks right up there with the best of them.